The first table below looks at the demand for HP Quality Center skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP Quality Center over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category for the West Yorkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP Quality Center (HP QC)
Rank 56 74 33
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -41
Contract jobs citing HP Quality Center 52 15 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.88% 1.13% 4.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 36.11% 17.44% 52.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 54
Average daily rate £275 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £153 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £132.50 £36.00 £27.32
% change year-on-year
+268.05% +31.79%
Systems Management Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
144 86 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.99% 6.49% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 98
Average daily rate £300 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.10 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £22.50 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
HP Quality Center
Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

HP Quality Center Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Yorkshire region.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HP Quality Center Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP Quality Center across the West Yorkshire region.

HP Quality Center Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP Quality Center within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 30 £225 -23.72% 4
Halifax +6 11 £300 -4.76%
Wakefield - - - -
HP Quality Center
Yorkshire

HP Quality Center
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center.

1 44 (53.01%) Finance
2 35 (42.17%) Banking
3 31 (37.35%) Retail
4 29 (34.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (32.53%) HP
6 23 (27.71%) ISTQB
7 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
8 19 (22.89%) Software Testing
9 18 (21.69%) ISEB
10 17 (20.48%) Retail Banking
11 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (18.07%) SQL
13 14 (16.87%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (10.84%) SAP
14 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
15 8 (9.64%) High Availability
15 8 (9.64%) JIRA
15 8 (9.64%) VMware
15 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
15 8 (9.64%) Oracle
15 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
15 8 (9.64%) Windows
15 8 (9.64%) Internet
15 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (8.43%) LoadRunner
16 7 (8.43%) CSS
16 7 (8.43%) HTML
16 7 (8.43%) WCAG
16 7 (8.43%) Google
17 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development

HP Quality Center
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing HP Quality Center also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP Quality Center. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.82%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) SAP IS-U
1 6 (7.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.20%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (9.64%) JIRA
3 7 (8.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.20%) JMeter
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) Selenium
4 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (53.01%) Finance
2 35 (42.17%) Banking
3 31 (37.35%) Retail
4 17 (20.48%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.61%) Legal
6 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.20%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 55 (66.27%) Analyst
1 55 (66.27%) Test Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Test Manager
2 10 (12.05%) Tester
3 4 (4.82%) Business Test Analyst
3 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
4 3 (3.61%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (3.61%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (2.41%) Web Tester
5 2 (2.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (2.41%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (2.41%) Manual Tester
5 2 (2.41%) Release Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Developer
6 1 (1.20%) Consultant
6 1 (1.20%) DBA
6 1 (1.20%) Senior Manager
6 1 (1.20%) QA Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Performance Tester
6 1 (1.20%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) CSS
1 7 (8.43%) HTML
2 4 (4.82%) SAP Basis
3 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) SOAP
4 1 (1.20%) Ajax
4 1 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (2.41%) IVR
1 2 (2.41%) NHS
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.20%) Open Source
2 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (24.10%) Test Scripting
3 19 (22.89%) Software Testing
4 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.84%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.64%) High Availability
6 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
6 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.23%) Test Management
7 6 (7.23%) ITIL
7 6 (7.23%) CRM
7 6 (7.23%) Change Management
8 5 (6.02%) Migration
8 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Release Management
9 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.82%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.61%) Scrum
10 3 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) VB
3 1 (1.20%) Java
3 1 (1.20%) C
3 1 (1.20%) C#
3 1 (1.20%) C++
3 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) ISTQB
2 18 (21.69%) ISEB
3 4 (4.82%) SAP Certification
4 3 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) WCAG
2 5 (6.02%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) HP
2 9 (10.84%) SAP
3 8 (9.64%) VMware
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle
4 7 (8.43%) Google
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.20%) Temenos
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) Avaya
6 1 (1.20%) BMC
6 1 (1.20%) Remedy
6 1 (1.20%) Capita